The Department of Integrative Biology and the University Herbarium
at the University of California, Berkeley, are seeking applications for a
tenure-track position in Plant Evolutionary Biology. We seek candidates
who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research,
and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach.
Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.
“Plant” is defined in the broadest, nonphylogenetic sense to include all
the photosynthetic organisms studied in the herbarium: lichens, algae, or
embryophytes; terrestrial or marine. “Evolutionary biology” is defined in
the broadest sense to include ecology, systematics, phylogenetics,
population genetics, conservation biology, ecophysiology, etc. — any
research area that would take advantage of and contribute to the
herbarium’s physical collections and bioinformatics efforts. We are
interested in innovative and integrative research that will complement
existing faculty strengths. This is a split appointment between the
Department of Integrative Biology and the University Herbarium: a faculty
curator who will have half the normal teaching load in the department,
along with curatorial responsibilities in the herbarium.
The position is anticipated to start July 1, 2014.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae; a list of publications;
copies of three significant publications; a brief description of research
accomplishments; and a statement of research objectives and teaching
interests. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute
to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their
teaching, research, and service; candidates are invited to address this
issue in their application. Applicants should arrange to have three letters
of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential
per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer
potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party
(i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of
The deadline for applications is October 31, 2013.
UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. Women
and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The University
of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications should be submitted online through: